Entries by EHR Funding

Engage Your Patients More With Electronic Health Records

Federal incentives such as meaningful use are increasing patients’ access to their Electronic Health Records and encouraging greater engagement in their own care. That’s a good thing since Electronic Health Records can have errors in them.  Having a “second pair of eyes” on the Electronic Health Records can help improve the quality of the information that […]

Quick Tips for Successful EHR Adoption

Meaningful Use incentives and other industry changes are spurring a rapid wave of EHR adoption. The right EHR can help get your practice more money, more time, and more control – enabling you to focus on patient care. Who’s Afraid of Electronic Health Records? Uneasy about switching to electronic health records (EHRs)? You are not […]

FAQ about Electronic Health Records.

Q: What is the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program? A: The American Recovery and Reinvestment act of 2009 has permitted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to grant incentive payments for healthcare providers who utilize certified EHR technology and demonstrate meaningful use of that technology. Q: What is the goal behind the […]

What Are the Goals of Health IT and EHRs?

The overall goal of health IT is to improve safety and the quality of patient outcomes. The promise of fully implemented EHRs is having a single record including all of a patient’s health information: a record that is up to date, complete, and accurate. By implementing electronic health records in your office it will put […]

Improving Patient Care With Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Studies have shown the benefits received by nurses when electronic health records are implemented by hospitals. Such systems generally improve nursing documentation, reduce the number of medication errors, and improve the sense of satisfaction nurses have in the work environments. A recent study found that nurses who work in an environment with a fully implemented […]

What Savings Can my Practice Expect by Moving to EHRs

Many health care providers have found that electronic health records (EHRs) help improve medical practice management by increasing their practices efficiency and cost savings. A national survey of doctors who are ready for meaningful use offers important evidence: 79% of providers report that with an EHR, their practice functions more efficiently 82% report that sending prescriptions electronically (e-prescribing) saves […]

Don’t Wait for EHRs to Become Mandatory

The question that should be on the minds of most doctors isn’t whether to switch your practice over from paper records to electronic health records, it should be when. Eventually it will be more than just a good idea; it will be virtually mandatory as EHRs start to be implemented by state health legislations for […]

The Key Benefits of Electronic Health Records.

Medical professionals in the United States have invested in some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment in the world, but when it comes to keeping track of patients’ medical histories, doctors and hospitals still rely primarily on pen and paper. Members of both political parties champion converting all of that paperwork into a comprehensive system of electronic […]

Electronic Health Records to Help Reduce Hospital Re-admissions

As health care providers work to reduce hospital re-admissions and improving patient outcomes, pharmacists and technology may provide a solution. The marriage of technology and pharmacists’ care could create a path for care-collaboration and patient involvement across all health care specialties. Camille Charbonneau, PharmD, and Stephen Jon Kogut, PharmD, of the College of Pharmacy at […]